LANG SYNE: 2009 TO 1929
PART 1 of 3
Jon Christian Ryter
January 11, 2009
Every year on January 1, millions of working class Americans make a million New Year's Resolutions that they will break before they break a sweat to keep them. Resolutions to stop smoking. Resolutions to lose weight. Resolutions to get along with the in-laws. Resolutions not to be a sport's nut TV couch potato. Resolutions to change any number of bad life choices. But few, if any, resolutions to be a better citizen are made—or kept. Nor are there any resolutions to be more watchful of, or more vocal about the misdeeds of corrupt political leaders who have sold their souls to the bribe-merchants of K Street, or the arrogance of corporate fat cats and the elite bureaucrat partisans who see themselves as the owners of this land and the managers of its people who are, themselves. And, by extension, since they feel they are, we—the people—are no longer construed to be citizens with inalienable, inherent rights. Rather, we "the people" are now regarded as "commodities-of-the-rich."
New Year's Eve should be, but isn't, a time of consequential contemplation by serious thinkers speculating how best to correct the mistakes of history in order to make our world a better place. Sadly, New Year's Eve is nothing more than a gala of global pagan revelry to celebrate the death of the old year and the birth of a new one with the most memorable part of the event being the severity of the hangover the following day.
New Year's Eve is the last day on the Georgian calendar. Throughout modern times, New Year's Eve has been celebrated around the world with parties and festivals. In the United States, over a million revelers cram into Times Square every year to watch a 1,415 pound ball outfitted with more than 9,500 light-emitting diodes drop from a flagpole atop the One Times Square Building at midnight. Anything, I guess, justifies a party. Glitzy parties everywhere in the world precede the countdown to the New Year as more and more people in the growing global society join the revelry to celebrate the passing of time.
Increasingly, more American cities are cracking down on the revelry which includes pointless celebratory gunfire and even more pointless excessive drinking. More cities are cracking down on the excessive drinking with more sobriety checkpoints designed to keep drunk drivers off the road as the nation goes mad with headline-making risqué conduct that is increasingly reminiscent of Sodom and Gomorrah. The punkish arrogance of today's revelers evidences the moral decay of the nation, and the world.
If we're still awake at midnight (with the odds of that happening being only about 50/50), my wife and I toast the New Year and watch the human sardines crammed into Times Square as the ball drops, glad that we had the sanity not to be there. Unlike the revelers milling around Times Square wearing sparkling, funky 2009 eyewear, equally festive dunces caps, and tooting noisy little horns, we actually take a few minutes and contemplate the year which has just passed into history. And, if we are awake enough, we actually think about the ramifications the events which happened in what is now last year will have in the new year. If not, the morning papers will usually capsulate the doom and gloom of 2008 so we know what to expect in 2009. Nothing bodes well for 2009. Goodbye, 2008. Welcome, 1929.
Anyone older than the X-Box generation who was paying attention in the latter half of 2008 realizes that we just relived 1929. The X-Box generation needs to be reminded that following the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 was the decade-long Depression of the 1930s. Americans largely believes the Crash of 1929 and the ensuing Depression were economic anomalies that were no one's fault. They just happened. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Economist James P. Warburg, who agrees with that point-of-view, in writing The West In Crisis (Doubleday © 1953, pg. 20) said: "...History is written more by accident than design, often by the wholly irrational acts of madmen," Franklin D. Roosevelt who participated in several conspiracies during his 12-plus years in the White House, observed: "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, it was planned to happen."
It is difficult for a casual observer to grasp the fact that catastrophic events like the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the banking collapse and the Great Depression might actually have been planned, and that actions that adversely impacted millions of people could have been deliberately staged, or that such power actually existed then—and still exists within our society today. Poll 100 people today and 99 of them will tell you such power does not exist. They are wrong. It does. And, since 1995 that power has been manipulating the economies of the industrialized world to covertly transfer the industrial wealth of the United States to the emerging nations of the world where tomorrow's consumers, the human capital of the corporate cartel, lives waiting for the US jobs that will make them the primary consumers of the 21st century.
The foundation for the Stock Market Crash of 1929 was laid in 1907 when investment banker John Pierpont Morgan passed a rumor to the New York Times that the Knickerbocker Bank in New York was insolvent, starting a run not only on the Knickerbocker Bank but on other banks as well, first in New York and then across the country. In Life Magazine's April 25, 1949 issue, Life writer Frederick Allen wrote that Morgan financial interests took advantage of "...unsettled conditions that existed in the fall of 1907 to precipitate the [Bank] Panic [of 1907], guiding it shrewdly as it progressed..." in order, Allen supposed, to kill rival banks and consolidate their holdings under the banner of J.P. Morgan & Company. The chroniclers of the deed failed to grasp Morgan's motive for the Bank Panic of 1907, but at least he properly identified the culprit who instigated it. But, in 1907, nobody would have believed that one of America's most important bankers could, or would, deliberately precipitate a banking crisis that would cost millions of working class depositors billions of dollars. Or that its purpose was to remove the United States and the industrial nations of Europe from the gold standard in order to create a global fiat monetary system controlled by the whims of the world's bankers, industrialists and merchant princes.
Morgan's manipulation in 1907 resulted in Congress enacting three resolutions to amend the Constitution of the United States. The proposed 16th Amendment would allow the federal government to legislate a national tax on incomes. The proposed 17th Amendment would remove control of the US Senate from the States. The proposed 18th Amendment, which was soundly defeated in the US Senate, would have removed the US monetary system from the gold standard.
Prior to the ratification of the 17th Amendment on April 8, 1913, the State legislatures elected their US Senators and controlled how they voted on Capitol Hill. Removing that power from the States was needed to successfully create a permanent central bank in the United States since the US Senate defeated every attempt to legislate a new central bank since President Andrew Jackson killed an attempt to recharter the Second Bank of the United States in 1835. Jackson denounced central banks as an engine of corruption. Defying the money powers under the control of Second Bank president Nicholas Biddle, President Jackson promised to veto any banking bill enacted by Congress, telling the media that "...if Congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given to them to use by themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations." Jackson successfully killed Biddle's central bank.
In return for Jackson's killing the Second Bank, Biddle hired an unemployed house painter to assassinate him. On Jan. 30, 1835 while Jackson was attending a congressional funeral in the Capitol Building, Richard Lawrence attempted to shoot him with two pistols. Both misfired. At his trial, Lawrence confessed that he was hired by Biddle to kill Jackson. The jury chose to believe that Lawrence was deranged. He died in an insane asylum in Washington, DC in 1861. From 1836 to 1913 the United States did not have a central bank.
[Read "The Coming Battle" published in 1899 how recessions were created through the 1800s]
According to Milton Friedman, "The Federal Reserve System [was] established to prevent what actually happened. [The Fed was theoretically] set up to avoid a situation in which you would have to close down banks, in which you would have a banking crisis. And yet, under the Federal Reserve System, you had the worst banking crisis in the history of the United States. There's no [better] example...of a government measure which produced so clearly the opposite results that were intended." Had the American people been good stewards of democracy and students of history, the Federal Reserve System would not exist because the American people would have fired the corrupt Congressmen and Senators who enacted the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and they would have impeached an even more corrupt President Thomas Woodrow Wilson for signing the legislation into law on Dec. 23, 1913.
Very clearly, Thomas Jefferson warned the public that: "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and the corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered...The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the Earth with blood and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating." Too bad the US school system—whose curriculum is largely funded by federal grants and the nation's wealthiest foundations owned by the world's wealthiest families and implemented by the National Education Association, a US congressional corporation. Missing from today's public school curriculum are the writings of America's Founding Fathers and the constitutional history of the United States. Taught instead is history from a globalist perspective.
When Americans failed to comprehend the legal majesty of the Bill of Rights that protected them from the prostitutes of government, and when they failed to understand how the Constitution of the United States applied to them, they found themselves at the mercy of an increasingly totalitarian government that had spent 100 years abridging the rights of both the people and the States.
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But the American people were too busy enjoying the good life to pay attention to the prostitutes of Pennsylvania Avenue. Ask any American male who won the Super Bowl last year and nine out of ten will correctly say the New York Giants. Half of them can tell you the storyline of at least one commercial they saw during the game, but less than half of them can give you the names of their US senators, their Congressman and the name of their Assemblyman or Delegate to the State legislature. And, as hard as it is to believe, less than 20% of them can tell you the name of their local mayor. They know virtually nothing about the politicians they elect to public office, least of all if he or she is honest. For part two click below.